SOLO First Aid

WFA Students Apply a Sling and Swathe to a Mock Patient

Bland, cookie cutter first aid courses are everywhere. If you REALLY want to feel engaged while learning how to administer first aid in a rural environment and feel competent doing it, our customized, 8-hour SOLO First Aid courses cost $80 per person including instruction, training materials and certification fee – and they are worth every penny. Here are some of our most popular First Aid courses:

First Aid for Rural Educators and School Staff – How will you respond if a child truly injures themselves on the school playground? How should you handle a missing student while on a field trip? When was the last time your staff put your emergency procedures to the test? Regular first aid courses are geared toward treating adults in urban homes. This course is specifically geared to the unique circumstances of anyone working with children in a rural school setting. In addition to covering patient assessment, recognition and handling of life threats, and treatment of environmental, musculoskeletal, and soft tissue injuries, we’ll discuss school emergency plans, field trip risk management and first aid kit considerations, and will practice handling playground incidents.

Cost of $80 includes instruction, certification fee, and training materials. Need CPR certification? An optional CPR course immediately follows every First Aid for Rural Educators course, for an additional $40.

Contact us to schedule a course, or view our upcoming courses.

Tree Bike at Maidstone

First Aid for Bikers and Cyclists – How will you react the next time you witness or experience a bike crash? This eight-hour, NICA-approved course addresses risk management, patient assessment, recognition and handling of life threats, and treatment of environmental, musculoskeletal, and soft tissue injuries. The information is presented with a focus on bike-specific situations via a mix of chalk talk and practical sessions to solidify learning. We’ll discuss safety measures, helpful risk management advancements in the field of cycling, and realistic first aid kits for your cycling setting. We’ll add in lots of practical sessions and scenarios focused on assessing patients and treating injuries and issues common to pedal pushers of all sorts. This course satisfies First Aid requirements for Level 1, 2, and 3 NICA coaches, ride leaders, or team volunteers leading practices within 1 hour of definitive care (hospital).

Bring anything you would typically have with you while biking, coaching or running a practice session, and wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, as we will be doing patient rescue scenarios which involve some moulage and rolling around on the ground. Please bring a bag lunch.

Cost of $80 includes instruction, certification fee, and training materials. Need CPR certification? An optional CPR course immediately follows every First Aid for Bikers and Cyclists course, for an additional $40.

Contact us to schedule a course, or view our upcoming courses.

First Aid for Snow Travelers – There’s nothing quite so exhilarating as swooshing across the snow! But what do you do when you can suddenly no longer swoosh? Cooler temperatures and the desire to travel light, combined with the potential for long falls or high speed collisions, bring a whole host of potential injuries and ailments along with all the usual suspects. Gain or refresh the skills you need to prevent, recognize and treat medical emergencies and injuries common to skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers. We’ll address risk management, patient assessment, recognition and handling of life threats, and treatment of environmental, musculoskeletal, and soft tissue injuries. Scenarios will be apropos to the environment, and we’ll spend time discussing the layering system and practicing hypowraps and other lifesaving cold weather tricks. The best gift for any snow lovers you love!

Cost of $80 includes instruction, certification fee, and training materials. Need CPR certification? An optional CPR course immediately follows every First Aid for Snow Travelers course, for an additional $40.

Contact us to schedule a course, or view our upcoming courses.

First Aid for Youth – One thing we know? Kids get hurt. We want to empower them by teaching them first that their bodies know what to do when they get hurt, second, how they can read the signs and symptoms their bodies provide, and third, proper handling of common illnesses and injuries. Along the way we’ll help the kids brainstorm some risk management strategies for themselves (we might not use that term)!

We customize First Aid for Youth for middle school children and up. Whether you want one longer session or multiple shorter sessions, an after school program or a field trip to practice skills in an outdoor setting, certification or certificates of completion, we’ll help you come up with a schedule that works for your goals and for your group. Because these courses are customized for particular groups, they are closed to the public.

Cost is dependent on specifics, but an eight-hour course costs $80 per person and includes instruction, certification fee, and training materials. Basic CPR skills are taught in each course as part of learning first aid! If your students need CPR certification cards, there is an additional fee of $40 per person.

Contact us to schedule your youth first aid program!

Caring for a Mock Patient

First Aid for Women – A great gift for your friend, sister, mother – anyone who might appreciate a women-only chance to learn patient assessment and response. Covers the same topics as the regular First Aid (risk management, patient assessment, recognition and handling of life threats, and treatment of environmental, musculoskeletal, and soft tissue injuries) plus menstruation, relieving yourself in the woods, urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and pregnancy concerns on outdoor trips.

Cost of $80 includes instruction, certification fee, and training materials. Need CPR certification? An optional CPR course immediately follows every First Aid for Women course, for an additional $40.

Contact us to schedule a course, or view our upcoming courses.